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The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" is a short story by H. G. Wells. The narrator a young man called Edward Eden meets a strange old gentleman who says he wants him to be his heir, this strange meeting produces...


The Treasure in the Forest

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Treasure in the Forest" is the tale of two treasure hunters, Evans and Hooker, who have murdered a Chinese man to steal his map, which locates a buried stash of gold ingots.


The Truth About Pyecraft

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The repellently fat Mr. Pyecraft is a patron of a London club, who usually pesters Mr. Formalyn, to the point that the latter eventually decides to write Pyecraft's true story, for revealing an unbelievable,...


Under the Knife

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrator suffers from depression and a pain in the right side beneath his ribs. Surgery will be performed at his home by Dr. Haddon and Dr. Mowbray, but the narrator worries that he might die during the...


The Valley of Spiders

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Valley of the Spiders" is a short story about a group of men who encounter an unstoppable swarm of arachnids. From GoogleBooks.


The Man From the Atom

by Green Peyton Wertenbaker Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

This was one of the 6 science fiction stories published in the first issue (April 1926) of the first magazine devoted to science fiction, Amazing Stories, edited and published by Hugo Gernsback, now considered...


Crucial Instances

by Edith Wharton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The book contains a collection of seven stories, including:

"The Duchess at Prayer"

"The Angel at the Grave"

"The Recovery"

"Copy: A Dialogue"

"The Rembrandt"

"The Moving Finger"

"The Confessional"


The Cosmic Express

by Jack Williamson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

On an entirely tamed planet Earth where can you go to find an untamed wilderness. Nowhere--and that's why Eric Stokes-Harding and his wife decide to zap off to the planet Venus. From Google Books.


In the Orchard

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A girl named Miranda falls asleep in an orchard while reading a French novel. Her finger seems to be pointing to a sentence in the novel, which (when translated) means ‘Truly, this country is one of the corners...


Kew Gardens

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A short story of people visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens in London.


The Mark on the Wall

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Mark on the Wall is written in the first person, as a "stream of consciousness" monologue. The narrator notices a mark on the wall, and muses on the workings of the mind. Themes of religion, self-reflection,...


Monday or Tuesday

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Monday or Tuesday contains eight stories:

"A Haunted House"

"A Society"

"Monday or Tuesday"

"An Unwritten Novel"

"The String Quartet"

"Blue & Green"

"Kew Gardens"

"The Mark on the Wall"

(From Wikipedia)


A Society

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

“A Society” is about a group of girls who form a society. They vow that none of them will marry or have children until they can determine what men have been doing all the this time and whether it was worth...


Solid Objects

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

“Solid Objects” is a short story in which a man gives up his political career because he becomes fascinated with oddly shaped, sometimes luminous, sometimes opaque “solid objects.” The first object is...


The String Quartet

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"The boat sinks. Rising, the figures ascend, but now leaf thin, tapering to a dusky wraith, which, fiery tipped, draws its twofold passion from my heart. For me it sings, unseals my sorrow, thaws compassion,...


An Unwritten Novel

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is a short modernist fiction that celebrates the life of the imagination, and points to its shortcomings. As a narrator, Woolf was in the habit of thinking aloud and talking to herself, as well as to her...


The Death of Olivier Becaille

by Emile Zola Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It was on a Saturday, at six in the morning, that I died after a three days' illness. My wife was searching a trunk for some linen, and when she rose and turned she saw me rigid, with open eyes and silent pulses....


The Miller's Daughter

by Emile Zola Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

At dawn a clamor of voices shook the mill. Pere Merlier opened the door of Francoise's chamber. She went down into the courtyard, pale and very calm. But there she could not repress a shiver as she saw the corpse...


The Young Tsar

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This short story is about a young tsar taken on a dream journey to see all the evil of his empire.


Vanina Vanini

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in 1820s during the early Risorgimento, when Italy was under Austrian control, it concerns the love affair of a young Roman princess and a revolutionary carbonaro. From Wikipedia.


The Burial of the Rats

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"Every city has its peculiar institutions created out of its own needs; and one of the most notable institutions of Paris is its rag-picking population. In the early morning-and Parisian life commences...


Dracula's Guest

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. From Wikipedia.


A Dream of Red Hands

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"The first opinion given to me regarding Jacob Settle was a simple descriptive statement. "He's a down-in-the-mouth chap": but I found that it embodied the thoughts and ideas of all his fellow- workmen....


The Invisible Giant

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Young Zaya was very sad and lonely when her mother died, but she eventually found solace in the company of birds, who proved to be her only friends. When Zaya sees the form of the Giant-Plague, she immediately...


The Judge's House

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Judge's House" is a classic ghost story by the Irish author Bram Stoker.


Under the Sunset

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Under the Sunset is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1881:

"Under the Sunset"

"The Rose Prince"

"The Invisible Giant"

"The Shadow Builder"

"How 7 Went Mad"

"Lies and Lilies"

"The Castle...